LIVERMORE FALLS –  Avoiding insurance scams is the topic of a Consumer Outreach Session planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at Murray Hall on Main Street.

The Maine Bureau of Insurance will conduct the session to help senior citizens understand how to successfully avoid insurance scams. Other issues that will be covered include explaining changes to Medicare under the Affordable Care Act and raising awareness about the bureau’s resources.

 “I asked the Bureau of Insurance to hold a special outreach session for seniors in our community,” Rep. Paul Gilbert, D-Jay, said. “I have been contacted by many people who are worried about falling for insurance scams as well people with questions about recent changes to Medicare.”

The outreach session will address the Jay-Livermore Falls Senior Citizens as well as interested members of the public. It will include an overview of the bureau’s services and a question and answer period. Bureau staff members will also be available to assist individual consumers with their specific cases.

 “I hope that people will take advantage of this opportunity to get their insurance questions answered,” Sen. John Patrick, D-Rumford, said.

The Bureau of Insurance is part of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, which encourages sound ethical business practices through regulation of insurers, financial institutions, creditors, investment providers, and numerous professions and occupations for the purpose of protecting the citizens of Maine.

Consumers may reach the bureau through its website at www.maine.gov/insurance; by calling 800-300-5000 in state; or by writing to Bureau of Insurance, 34 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333.


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